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I am a medievalist and an adjunct college instructor in the humanities at Union College. My research includes medieval theologies of history, text/image relationships in visionary and mystical texts, and the writings of the twelfth-century Doctor of the Church, St. Hildegard of Bingen. I am also a translator of medieval Latin and German texts, especially as relate to my research. My translation of Hildegard's Book of Divine Works is available from Catholic University of America Press here. I completed a Master's in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2010, a Fulbright Fellowship in Germany in 2008, and a B.A. in Classics and German at Boston College in 2007.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

On the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives

Edit: It turns out that this is actually an "extension of remarks", which means that Rep. Tancredo didn't actually say this whole spiel on the floor--rather, he had the full text added later to the Congressional Record. If you look at the actual page from the Congressional Record, you will notice that, in addition to his mention of me in the far right column, he congratulates another Fulbright recipient from his district in the far left column; a glance through the other pages of Monday's "Extension of Remarks" pages of the Record indicate that he congratulated all of the Fulbright recipients from his district; most likely, he mentioned us all together in his remarks on the actual floor of the House, and then had each of us separated out in the "Extension of Remarks" section of the record.

This was passed on to me by Prof. Don Hafner, the chair of the Political Science Dept. at Boston College; it is an entry from the Congressional Record recording a statement made yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by my own congressman, Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado):

of Colorado
in the House of Representatives
Monday, January 28, 2008

Mr. TANCREDO. Madam Speaker, I rise today
to pay tribute to one of my
constituents, Mr.
Campbell of Bailey, Colorado.
Campbell is a literature student at Boston
College and is a recipient of the
prestigious Fulbright
Award. This grant is given to promising
to aid them in their academic and cultural pursuits
The Fulbright Program was established by
Congress in 1946 and is
sponsored by the U.S. State
Department. This program was designed to
build mutual understanding between Americans
and the global
community. Individuals who are
awarded this distinction have
outstanding academic or professional achievement
and have
proven themselves as leaders in their field.
Madam Speaker, please join me in paying tribute to
Campbell and wishing him the best in his
future endeavors.